A Call to Something More

by Debra Mae White on August 30, 2017


“The mood of a warrior calls for control over himself and at the same time it calls for abandoning himself” – Don Juan

Over these past few days, many in Texas have been called to be something more than they thought they were. Those who trembled in fear and then ventured forth in faith, saw something unique and transcendent emerge.  

You could call a crisis a course correction, a cleansing, or a call from the creator that says to come another way. Everyday heroes answered the call to rescue those stranded. Caravans of neighbors loaded with relief supplies crowded communities. Expressions of compassion flowed across the state and a vast movement of prayer flew over the miles. Old connections were rekindled in concern, new friendships formed.

It’s not that nature chooses to teach us through such terrible means. The core of change is a process that comes about in a myriad of ways.  Yet when we are faced with suffering of this magnitude, an opening is created. Many have chosen to expand who they are in that opening. Most have even found their way to gratitude.

What we will be rebuilding in the days ahead is not only the material. Texas will be knee deep in mining the character of the people we are, supportive and steadfast. For when hearts are opened, the path becomes clear. People come together as one glorious expression of life.

What are you Grateful For?

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Moments of Bliss

by Debra Mae White on May 30, 2017

Lena and Nona

Somewhere along the way of life, I learned not to set my compass by the winds that blow through my days. Whatever the season, whether one of sadness or celebration, I remind myself to take time to stand clear of the chaos, to go within to rest in prayer.

Moments of bliss occur when you rest with your attention on the Creator.  This is the blessing of being truly present, connecting deeply with all that exists.  To live in a state of pure awareness only requires willingness.  When you are willing, the unchanging flow of life comes to you.  This inexplicable undercurrent rises up and unites with the current of everyday life.  The result is a remembering – you remember the truth of your authentic self, the eternal self.  The essence of the awakened self cannot be described in language that can be understood by the mind.  It can only be accessed by the heart.

The language of the heart is Love.  The process of being willing, of creating an opening for the eternal, of allowing the holy spirit to enter is a transmutation of what changes to what can never change, what will never change.  To know that level of Love, to live from that level of Love is so extraordinary! And then the extraordinary becomes the ordinary.  Yes, what once was the impossible becomes the obvious.


How do you find your bliss?


Savor the Moment…

Debra Mae


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